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Online MBA in Leadership and Innovation


Command your future as a business leader through the University of Mount Union’s online MBA in leadership and innovation. The flexible program structure is tailored for busy professionals and taught by expert faculty with industry experience. Graduates from Mount Union’s online MBA program join a bold alumni network of C-suite professionals, managers and drivers of change in the business world.



Courses in Leadership and Innovation

Build and expand upon your core competencies in strategic leadership, corporate change and industry innovation. Our online MBA courses last seven weeks (two per term), allowing you to focus on one or two courses at a time while balancing your professional commitments. Courses start in May, August and January, and you can adjust your terms according to your scheduling needs.



  1. Leadership for Organizational Transformation and Change

    Individual and group behaviors are the central components of the study of behavior in organizations. Focus is on the managerial application of knowledge to issues such as motivation, group process, leadership, organizational design structure and others. Leadership for Organizational Transformation and Change begins with a study of theoretical models of change management and extends to tools and techniques to bridge between the academic and pragmatic aspects of change. To better prepare students to function successfully as change leaders, the emphasis will be on the human side of change: why change happens, how it happens and how to navigate through the complexities and resistances that change brings for individuals, teams, and organizations.

  2. Strategic Planning and Effectiveness

    This is a comprehensive course that analyzes fundamental issues in the internal and external environments experienced by organizations in various contexts. The focus will be on development and implementation of solutions that generate competitive advantages through sustainability and strategic planning. Students will enhance their leadership skills through application of theory to practice that engender organizational effectiveness.

View the entire online MBA in leadership and innovation curriculum

  • 36 Credit Hours

    Structured for two, seven-week classes per term (*credit hours)

  • $695 per credit hour

    The 2023-2024 cost per credit hour for the online M.B.A. is $695. (discounts available)

  • 6 Starts

    MBA has rolling admission in the May, August, and January terms

Career Paths with an MBA in Leadership and Innovation

Take your professional potential to the next level by gaining the expertise and acumen that are essential for business leaders. Mount Union graduates go on to fill executive management positions, found start-ups, and consult on innovation strategies in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Your career might continue on its current path, or you may pursue new opportunities like management analyst, financial manager or entrepreneur.

Learn More About the Online MBA in Leadership and Innovation

With an MBA in leadership and innovation, you will expand your talents and hone your skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking and strategic reasoning. Mount Union’s online MBA works with your busy schedule and equips you to take charge in your professional sphere.

Online MBA in Leadership and Innovation Admission Requirements

  1. All Applicants:
    • Degree/Credentials: Baccalaureate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
    • Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.
    • Experience: Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.
    • Essay and Writing Ability: Applicants will submit an essay of a maximum of 500 words outlining the following: 1) career aspirations, 2) qualifications, and 3) rationale for applying to the program. This piece should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at a graduate level.
    • Professional Recommendation: Provide one recommendation from an employer or a former professor who is in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate level study and research.
    • Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Equivalent:
    • Students with a bachelor's degree in business (or those who have completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will not be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2.
  3. Applicants with Non-Business Bachelor’s Degree:
    • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree, or those who have not completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2. The undergraduate CPC may also be satisfied by completing appropriate undergraduate courses



Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered for transfer credit. The course(s) must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s), and only coursework earning a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing to transfer credits must submit an official transcript, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalogue of the respective institution; and may be asked to offer additional documentation (such as a course syllabus). To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, contact Dr. Anne Christo-Baker, Director of the School of Business at

TOEFL Requirement: Applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.

Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges.

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